Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Gorge and a Faucet

Late Tuesday evening greetings. Spent most of the day in Taos. Beautiful place. 87% of the daytime hours during a typical year are filled with sunshine. Today? Overcast and rain, but beautiful. The Rio Grande cuts an awesome gorge through the flatlands here.


I also wanted to share some images of a Baptism font I saw today. Have you ever seen one like this? I understand why we need to be ultilitarian, but is this going too far? Someone, please explain this to me.





Back home to Chicago tomorrow. Rested and ready for new challenges.

Thanks to all for a landmark day. Gotta Sing Gotta Pray reached 200,000 hits today.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

5 comments:

FJH 3rd said...

Maybe this is somewhat akin to the now-entrenched practice of EMHCs slathering their hands with Purell before distributing Holy Communion. Here, you could apparently have water run over your head for baptism without the priest's hands ever getting near the water. All in the interest of hygiene?

Anonymous said...

The gorge at the bridge is especially beautiful as the sun is setting and the changing light shows many different aspects. A favorite place, and quite a surprise. Interesting to contemplate how early explorers and settlers must have felt as they came upon it, as there is no clue of this great gap until you actually reach it!

Anonymous said...

So is that a faucet that pours the water - how weird. Is it motion sensative? Did you try it out? I am dumbfounded...

Liz said...

My thought is that the faucet is used to fill the baptismal font, which then becomes the source of the baptismal waters which are scooped and poured over the head of the person to be baptized. I personally believe that a better design choice could probably have been made for that purpose. This faucet is rather utilitarian and would be more at home with a lavatory in the restroom.

Rismi said...

It looks like a tap/sink instead of a bautismal font. What a pity!